Wednesday, December 17, 2008

KOF Mai Shiranui Queen's Gate Figure - Imp. Preorder

«©NCSX» In volume 4 of the Queen's Gate art book series, artist Mahiru Izumi depicted Mai Shiranui in a number of illustrations which may be described as ribald. Another word might be lecherous but that's what Queen's Gate is all about - ribald themes and lechery. In one of Mahiru's illustrations, Mai wears a kimono which is halfway off and her voluptuous bosom is somewhat covered by her crossed arms.

A couple of months ago, Japanese mail-order outfit HobbyJapan started preorders for an exclusive toy figure from Volks which recreates Mai's kimono illustration in PVC form. The kimono is decorated with assorted flowers and the garment drapes loosely around her waist. Mai is barefoot and a little bit of leg may be spotted when viewing the figure from the front. Mai measures or 16.50cm or roughly 6.50" in height and is fully painted, assembled, and ready for display.

NCS will be stocking the Mai figure when it's released in April of 2009 and pricing is set at JPY6500 or US$99.90 from NCS. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late April 2009. A photo gallery has also been posted up for your perusal.

Ikkitousen Kanu Unchou (Black) - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» A couple of months ago, Daiki Kogyou started preorders for a stunning rendition of Kanu Unchou as a Shinto shrine maiden in the vein of Koyori (aka Miko) of Sengoku Ace/Cannon fame. Takara Tomy has now announced a "Black Version" of the figure which is sculpted to 1/6 scale and measures 28cm or 11.02" tall. The original sculpture of Kanu by Daiki Kogyou is in a traditional red hakama (skirt) and wears tabi on her feet. The new version is decked out in a black skirt and a black obi (sash) which is wrapped around her waist.

Kanu is armed with the legendary Blue Dragon Crescent Spear and a wooden base is included for display purposes. As an added bonus, an extra plug-in bosom (nude) is included. Preorders are welcome to ship in mid-late March 2009 at JPY16,590 or US$189.90 from NCS.

Star Wars Kubrick Series 10 - Import Preorder

«©NCSX» The tenth Star Wars Kubrick toy set features another six characters as follows:

» Clone Trooper (Episode 3) with Blaster Rifle
» Darth Vader (Episode 3) with Light Saber
» Anakin Skywalker (Episode 3) with Light Saber
» General Grievous with Light Saber
» Darth Sidious (Episode 3) with Light Saber
» Tarrful with Kashyyyklong-Gun

Preorders are welcome to ship on or around April 25, 2009 at JPY11760 or US$125.90 per factory sealed box of 12 randomly packaged toys. Two chase figures are also randomly packaged in rare ratios in every 4 boxes.

Banjo to Kazooie no Daibouken - New Import, In Stock

From the Publisher
Famed game developer Rare Ltd. is reviving one of its most beloved and successful franchises exclusively on Xbox 360® with the third installment of the Banjo-Kazooie series. Banjo-Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts embraces new and old fans alike, as the famous bear and bird duo return in stunning high definition for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games (aka LOG) is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain. Claiming to have created every video game ever made, LOG has built the game worlds in which the contest’s challenges take place. Banjo must complete LOG’s challenges to win, while Grunty tries to stop him using every method her devious mind can muster.

Throughout your adventure, create your own abilities by building vehicles for Banjo to pilot over land, water, and air. Vehicle parts, which range from simple devices such as engines and wheels to more unusual equipment such as springs and egg guns, are earned and collected throughout the game. Use your imagination to combine parts in any order to create whatever vehicle you choose.

Eagle Eye Blu-Ray

From the Publisher: The race-against-time thriller "Eagle Eye" reunites actor Shia LaBeouf, director D.J. Caruso and executive producer Steven Spielberg for the first time since "Disturbia". In "Eagle Eye", Jerry Shaw (LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and their family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. As the situation escalates, these two ordinary people become the country's most wanted fugitives, who must now work together to discover what is really happening. Fighting for their lives, they become pawns of a faceless enemy who seems to have limitless power to manipulate everything they do.

Blu-Ray Features:
English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD; "Road Trip: On Location With The Cast And Crew"; "Asymmetrical Warfare: The Making Of 'Eagle Eye'"; "'Eagle Eye' On Location: Washington, D.C."; "Is My Cell Phone Spying On Me?"; "Shall We Play A Game?", Alternate Ending, Behind The Scenes Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Featurette, Gag Reel, Photo Gallery, Trailers.

General Updates

Dissidia Final Fantasy PSP Bundle
Our shipments of the Dissidia Final Fantasy PSP-3000 bundle are on the way from Japan and delivery is expected on Thursday or Friday. All preorders will ship once the bundles arrive and new orders are welcome. Please note that new orders for the Dissidia Final Fantasy PSP game that are placed now will ship on Friday when our second batch arrives.
UPS Holiday Schedule
With the Christmas holiday coming up next week, UPS will be operating on fairly routine schedule between December 24-26. Normal deliveries will be made on Dec 24 and 26 including UPS Ground packages but they won't be picking up any Ground shipments from NCS on those two days. We don't understand why either but that's how they're operating next week across the country.
Shooting Watch
Hudson's reproduction of the Shooting Watch portable game is expected to arrive tomorrow. We have a large amount of preorders to process and ship so if you wish to make any changes or additions, please notify us before 3PM EST today. New orders are welcome. Thanks.
Pikmin 2 Louie
The Louie plush has been restocked and we're able to fill requests for complete sets of the Pikmin 2 plushes once again. As a note for customers who reside on the West Coast, today is the last day that we can ship with UPS Ground for delivery before Christmas.

Naruto Uzumaki Ninden for PS2 - Clearance

NCS Sale Synopsis
Original Update: August 17, 2005
«©NCSX» Naruto and friends/rivals team up once again in another adventure where the blonde, headband-wearing ninja goes on missions where his skills and abilities are used in fast-paced action. When Naruto roams the countryside, he may blur from area to area by using his ninja skills. He'll stand at a location and as enemies wander in, he may blur with lightning speed to range closer to hasten the attack or blur away to evade. Beautifully rendered cinemas introduce the action and lead the story along. As the game begins, the ninja in training are all summoned to schoolmarm Tsunade's office where she hands out their missions and the urgency of the day.
Sale Offering
NCS' remaining inventory of
Naruto Uzumaki Ninden is new, factory sealed, and in excellent condition. Pricing is set at US$35.90 per copy which includes "free" shipping by USPS Media Mail within the continental United States which normally delivers in 1-2 weeks.